Manuscript Collection

Allen D. Edwards Papers - Accession 374

Allen D. Edwards Papers - Accession 374



Accession 374

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

300 pieces, 2 bound volumes



Historical Note

Dr. Allen D. Edwards (1905-2004) was a Winthrop College professor and served as Chairman of the Winthrop College Sociology Department from 1944 through 1971. Dr. Edwards was active in the formation of the Social Service Workers Club was a charter member of the Optimist Club of Rock Hill, SC. He also served as State Director of the AARP from 1983 through 1986 and for five years was the Dean of the since defunct Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC.

Scope and Content Note

The Allen D. Edwards Papers consist of typescript manuscripts of “Problems of Community Organization,” “The Nation and the Community,” and “The Significance of Community Organization in a Democratic Society.” Also the papers include published works by Allen D. Edwards including: The Sociology of Drought, June 1939, Influence of Drought and Depression on a Rural Community: A Case Study in Haskell County, Kansas, January, 1939, Equalization of Educational Opportunity Among Virginia Counties, May 1940, Youth In A Rural-Industrial Situation: Spencer-Penn Community Henry County, Virginia, June 1940, Beaverdam: A Rural Community in Transition, May 1942, Farmers’ Response to Production Goals in Four Selected Areas of South Carolina, October 1943, Farm Family Income and Patterns of Living: An Analysis of Original Census Schedules and Land Classification of Henry County, Virginia, 1940, 1944, Population in Relation to Resources and Employment Opportunities in South Carolina, May 1945, and Postwar Employment Opportunities in an Agricultural Community, May 1946.




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Allen D. Edwards Papers - Accession 374

LC Subject Headings

Edwards, Allen David, 1905-2004--Archives; Sociology, Rural; Community; Community development